Jun 26, 2015 - 10:44 PM
in reply to skeletonwork
Check the fare costs for a nearer date. That will give you a good idea.. They don't change much, but sometimes the train schedules do.
Be sure you double check whether or not the fare you see is with or without a half fare card ("Halbtax"), as follows:
Since everyone in Switzerland has a "Halbtax", the SBB may automatically quote fares with discount. Not sure... work your way through a trial purchase or send a note to SBB customer service ...they'll quote you a fare for various journeys.
A 30 day Half fare Card purchased when you enter Switzerland costs 120 CHF. Excursion trains don't get the same discount...the discount works on any transport from population center to population center, but not for excursion to places like the Jungfrau. You might get a small discount on that line. You'll get a break on trains, city trams, boats, most cable cars to population centers, etc.
You can compare that withe Swiss Pass if you want to.......no added costs under the same "population center" constraints. Thus, free rides on trains, buses, boats, cable cars, etc.